Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXIV: 215-211

Frederick Breedon

Your daily Flames countdown today features defenseman Brian Glynn, and centers Kelly Kisio, Ian White, Miles Zaharko, and Steve Tambellini.

215. Steve Tambellini

Tambellini starred for three seasons with the Lethbridge Broncos (193 games, 155 goals, 181 assists), including a two and a half point per game season in 1977-78. A 6’, 185 lb. center from Trail, BC, he was born on May 14th, 1958. The New York Islanders picked him in the first round of the 1978 NHL Entry Draft with the 15th pick off the board.

1978-79 would see Tambellini play the majority of his season with the Fort Wayne Texans, scoring 25 goals with 27 assists in 73 games. He also made his NHL debut with the Islanders, playing in one game. Over the next four seasons, he played with the Islanders for another season and a half (106 games, 24 goals, 25 assists), the Colorado Rockies (92 games, 35 goals, 42 assists), and the New Jersey Devils (73 games, 25 goals, 18 assists).

During the 1983 offseason, Tambellini was traded with Joel Quenneville by the Devils to Calgary for Mel Bridgman and Phil Russell. In his first season with the Flames, he scored a team seventh 15 times on 99 shots with 10 assists in 73 contests. He earned 16 penalty minutes and a minus-8 rating.

1984-85 would see Tambellini score a team ninth-most 19 goals on 103 shots. He also dished out 10 assists, earned a plus-8 rating, and sat for a grand total of four penalty minutes. On August 28th, 1985, he signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Tambellini played three seasons with the Canucks (161 games, 42 goals, 45 assists) to close out his NHL career. He later played 10 games with Team Canada (two goals, three assists) and Villach VSV (Austria, 36 games, 44 goals, 37 assists). He served as the Edmonton Oilers general manager for five seasons before getting his current job, scouting for the Anaheim Ducks.

All-Time Statline: 120 games, 34 goals, 20 assists, even rating, 20 penalty minutes, 2.69 point shares.

214. Brian Glynn

Glynn, a native of Iserlohn, Germany, was born on November 23rd, 1967. A 5’10", 165 lb. defenseman, the Flames selected him in the second round of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft with the 37th overall choice.

Glynn got his start in the WHL with the Saskatoon Blades in 1984-85, and eventually spent three seasons with the club. He totaled 10 goals, 51 assists, and 296 penalty minutes in 122 contests.

After his selection, Glynn joined the Flames for the 1987-88 season, appearing in 67 games without having first played in the minor leagues. He scored a goal in his first appearance, an opening day, 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on October 8th. He scored four goals in his first eight games, eventually totaling five markers on 84 shots over the season. On October 24th, he had a goal and an assist in a win over the Quebec Nordiques, 7-5. On November 15th, he repeated the accomplishment in an 8-4 victory against the Vancouver Canucks. He totaled 14 assists, a minus-2 rating, and 87 penalty minutes.

In 1988-89, Glynn played 31 games for the Salt Lake Golden Eagles, scoring three goals and 10 assists with 105 penalty minutes. He also rejoined Calgary in February and March, earning one assist and zero goals on four shots, with a plus-1 rating and 19 penalty minutes. On February 13th, 1990, Glynn played his only NHL game of the 1989-90 season with the Flames, earning a minus-1 rating in a win over the New York Islanders, 4-2. He also appeared for 80 games back with Salt Lake (17 goals, 44 assists, 164 PiM).

Glynn opened the 1990-91 season with the Golden Eagles (eight games, one goal, three assists, 18 PiM). On October 26th, 1990, he was traded from Calgary to the Minnesota North Stars for Frantisek Musil. After two seasons with Minnesota (103 games, 10 goals, 23 assists, 107 PiM), he would go on to appear with the Edmonton Oilers (89 games, six goals, 18 assists, minus-2 rating, the Vancouver Canucks (16 games, 12 PiM), the Ottawa Senators (48 games, two goals, 13 assists, 41 PiM), the Hartford Whalers (98 games, two goals, 10 assists, 78 PiM), the San Antonio Dragons (IHL, 62 games, 13 goals, 11 assists, 46 PiM), and the Cologne Sharks (Germany, 48 games, 10 goals, 12 assists, 61 PiM).

All-Time Statline: 77 games, five goals, 15 assists, minus-2 rating, 106 penalty minutes, 2.70 point shares.

213. Kelly Kisio

Kisis was a 5’9", 170 lb. center from Red Deer, Alberta. He had four seasons of junior hockey experience before turning professional, between the AJHL’s Red Deer Rustlers (118 games, 127 goals, 116 assists, 167 PiM) and the WHL’s Calgary Wranglers (141 games, 125 goals, 134 assists).

Born on September 18th, 1959, Kisio made his professional debut in 1980-81, splitting his season between the Adirondack Red Wings (41 games, 10 goals, 14 assists, 43 PiM), and the Kalamazoo Wings (31 games, 27 goals, 16 assists, 48 PiM). He then played a season each with the CHL’s Dallas Black Hawks (78 games, 62 goals, 39 assists) and Davos in Switzerland.

1982-83 would see Kisio make his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings (236 games, 68 goals, 129 assists, 175 PiM), later appearing with the New York Rangers (336 games, 110 goals, 195 assists, 415 PiM) and the San Jose Sharks (126 games, 37 goals, 78 assists, 144 PiM).

On August 18th, 1993, Kisio signed on with the Flames through free agency. In 51 contests that season, he scored seven goals on 62 shots with a team seventh 23 assists. He registered a minus-6 rating and spent 28 minutes in the penalty box. On December 6th, he scored a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. On the 30th of December, he had a goal and two helpers in a 7-1 triumph against the Edmonton Oilers. He tacked on two assists in seven playoff games.

1994-95 would see Kisio play in a dozen games for Calgary. He scored seven times on 26 shots, shooting at a very efficient 27% success rate. He tacked on four assists, a plus-2 rating, and six minutes in the box. From March 31st through April 13th, he scored 10 points in seven contests, including a goal and an assist in a 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings on April 7th, a goal and an assist in an 8-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on April 10th, and two goals in a 4-1 victory over the Kings on April 12th. In seven playoff games, he scored three times with a pair of assists. He currently serves as the President of Hockey Operations and Alternate Governor of the Calgary Hitmen.

All-Time Statline: 63 games, 14 goals, 27 assists, minus-4 rating, 34 penalty minutes, 2.74 point shares.

212. Ian White

White, born on June 4th, 1984, was a sixth round selection in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 191st overall. A 5’10", 200 lb. center, he was born in Steinback, Manitoba on June 4th, 1984.

White got his start with the Swift Current Broncos, playing with the WHL team for four seasons beginning in 2000-01. He would eventually total 77 goals with 145 assists in 246 contests.

From the end of 2003-04 through most of the 2005-06 season, White played with Toronto’s AHL affiliates, first with the St. John’s Maple Leafs (86 games, four goals, 26 assists), then with the Toronto Marlies (59 games, eight goals, 29 assists). He made his NHL debut with the Leafs on March 26, 2006, and ended up playing in 296 contests for the franchise. He totaled 28 goals with 77 assists through the bulk of five seasons.

On January 31st, 2010, White was traded by the Leafs with Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, and Jamal Mayers to the Flames for Dion Phaneuf, Fredrik Sjostrom, and Keith Aulie. On March 28th, he had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win against the Washington Capitals. In 27 appearances with Calgary, he scored four goals on 43 attempts with eight assists, 12 penalty minutes, and a plus-7 rating in 20:43 per game.

The 2010-11 season would begin with White on Calgary’s NHL roster. He totaled two goals on 34 shots with four assists, a minus-10 rating and six penalty minutes in 21:44 per night. The Flames traded him with Brett Sutter on November 17th to the Carolina Hurricanes for Brett Sutter, Anton Babchuk and Tom Kostopoulos.

After half of a season with the Canes (39 games, 10 assists), White would go on to play with the San Jose Sharks (23 games, two goals, eight assists), the Detroit Red Wings (102 games, nine goals, 27 assists) and Chelyabinsk Traktor (KHL, 10 games, one assist).

All-Time Statline: 43 games, six goals, 12 assists, minus-3 rating, 18 penalty minutes, 2.76 point shares.

211. Miles Zaharko

Zaharko was a Mannville, Alberta native born on April 30th, 1957. A 6’1", 209 lb. center was a second round selection of the Atlanta Flames in the second round of the 1977 NHL Entry Draft, 20th overall. Before that, he played two seasons with the New Westminster Bruins in the WCHL, scoring 24 goals and 92 assists in 142 games.

In 1977-78, Zaharko played a small part of the season with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs (eight games, three assists). Most of the year would see him suit up for Atlanta. He played in 71 games, and scored a single goal on 54 shots. He had 19 assists, 26 penalty minutes, and a minus-13 rating. He played in 54 games with the CHL’s Tulsa Oilers in 1978-79, scoring twice with 20 helpers. On March 13th, the Flames traded him to the Chicago Blackhawks with Tom Lysiak, Pat Ribble, Greg Fox, and Harold Phillipoff for Ivan Boldirev, Phil Russell and Darcy Rota.

Zaharko continued playing for six seasons after leaving the Flames. He appeared with Chicago (58 games, four goals, 13 assists), the New Brunswick Hawks (175 games, 16 goals, 56 assists), the Springfield Indians (54 games, six goals, 18 assists), and the Duisburg SC (Germany, 12 games, four goals, three assists).

All-Time Statline: 71 games, one goal, 19 assists, minus-13 rating, 26 penalty minutes, 2.76 point shares.

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